In a vastly different and darker Philadelphia of 1844, steam power has been repressed, war threatens from deep, dark waters, and one young lady of high social standing is expecting a surprise at her seventeenth birthday party–but certainly not the one she gets!
Jordan Astraea, who has lived out all of her life in Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, is preparing to celebrate her birthday with friends, family and all the extravagance they might muster. The young man who is most often her dashing companion, Rowen Burchette, has told her a surprise awaits her and her best friend, Catrina Hollindale, wouldn’t miss this night for all the world!
But storm clouds are gathering and threatening to do far more than dampen her party plans because someone in the Astraea household has committed the greatest of social sins by Harboring a Weather Witch.
You can read my review on June 24. I adored this book and I can’t wait to make all of you read it!
About the Author
Shannon Delany is a speaker, author, farmer, mother and wife. She frequently should look busier than she does, but luckily she writes very quickly and many of her farm animals are mostly self-sustaining. She is often plagued by new story ideas (which she loves) and ideas for new art projects she fully intends to do between everything else. She loves to travel, has no respect for bullies, and briefly managed a talented musician as a result of her love of music. She is a lifelong learner and is happy to talk to nearly everyone and darn near anything! She has recently become a radio host for Authors on the Air where she interviews talented writers, publishers, and agents and generally has a good time!
1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
I like to remember reading The Velveteen Rabbit first, although I’m certain I read a bunch of Dr. Seuss books and The Giving Tree before graduating to that. I loved The Giving Tree–it’s one of my favorite books of all time.
2. What are you reading right now?
I’m reading an ARC by a bestselling author making her move to middle grade novels. If I like it enough to blurb it you’ll hear a lot more about it!
3. How does your garden grow?
With a lot of hard work, time, and sheep to trim around it.
4. What is the last thing you Googled?
The last thing I Googled was “popular songs 1840s” I needed to check a few things for the third book in the Weather Witch series since I’m including so much music in the series.
5. What makes you cringe?
So many things make me cringe–the fear of displeasing people is a major one, though. Well, that and spiders. *shivers*
Want to win?
- a signed mini poster
- a signed postcard and more story-related goodies
Shannon Delaney will be giving away the following to lucky winners:
- a signed copy of Weather Witch
- a Weather Witch coffee mug with special goodies (all connected to the story)
- signed copies of 13 to Life and Secrets and Shadows
- a handcrafted mask
- a special metal and crystal bookmark
- a mini top hat
- a silhouette of their own profile cut and matted by me (it’ll take a few weeks after getting their profile before I can get it to them, of course).
Ratri Anugrah says
Why do you want to be a writer?
Divergent Gryffindor says
Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
Did you have luck finding those songs? I’d love to know if you found the right one for your writing.
Thanks a lot for everything!
tdbabel at gmail dot com
Victoria Zumbrum says
What inspires you to be a writer? Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com
How long have you known you wanted to be a writer?
How long did it take you to write Weather Witch and get it to market? I look forward to reading it!
What was your biggest source of inspiration when facing writers block?
Jamie M says
Do you get a say so on the design of the cover? Love the cover.
Stephanie Rosch says
What was your favorite chapter book, did it inspire you to write yours at all?
Katie Cross says
Both books sound incredible. I’m really excited to read Weather Witch, as my own stores have witches in them!
How did you get the inspiration for a story with witches in it?
Kayla Card says
First off, the cover is GORGEOUS!! Secondly, I’m always curious how authors pick the names for their characters. What were your methods?
Have u ever been to a creative writing workshop?
Mary G Loki
what was the most fun thing you’ve ever done to “research” a book?
This book sounds fascinating! I plan on reading it as soon as I can get my hands on a copy. I loved the book trailer!
What inspired you to write this novel?
Can you tell us about your writing routine?
Ashtrie Karana Putrie says
Where is your favorite place to travel?
crescent. ivy @gmail. com
What is your favorite book ?
Kyla Alyanna Fontalva says
What inspired you to be a writer?
What are your thoughts on audiobooks? I didn’t see any of yours listed as such, do you think they’d do well in audio?
Danielle @ Ladybug Literature says
Would you ever consider a movie deal for Weather Witch?
Jaime Lester says
What made you go for Philly and the year 1844?
What inspired you to write The Weather Witch?
I have been anxiously awaiting this book for a long time! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! 🙂
Holly Letson says
If the WW series does well, would you let them make a TV series of it?
Did you ever feel that the story your writing would not please the readers that much or not make a impression?
If so how did you overcome that feeling?
Filia Oktarina says
Where you get inspiration for this story and who’s design cover book?
Melissa Baker says
Melissa Baker says
Is there any advice you would give your younger self?
Brian McBride says
Shannon, what inspired your book?
Yes! Totally can’t wait to read this! Adding it to my TBR list… Love that cover, too ; ) I always wonder how much power they have over the direction of the design of their book cover. My brother just got into designing book covers and would like to know what he should expect! Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
mestith at gmail dot com
What was the hardest scene to write in Weather Witch?
Susan Heim says
Did any other books about witches inspire your book?
The historical setting is what first appealed to me about this book. What made you set the story in this time and place?
Marmaladelibby (aka Ange) says
Who’s your favorite villain?
Dena BooksforKids says
What is the one book everyone should read?
Ariel Smith says
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Anabel Jimenez says
are witches your favorite kind of paranormal!?
Lisa Faber says
I know that this is a book that I want to read. Maybe a question could be, what is a book that you haven’t read yet… but you really want to?
Jesse Kimmel-Freeman says
Why write about witches?
Camii Ailen says
How are you? firstname.lastname@example.org
This book sounds wonderful!
Do you have any interesting writing quirks?
brooke811 at ymail dot com
Jyanna Galamgam says
What was the last book that you’ve cried on?
Anyway, thank you so much for the give-away! It was really great! xx
Morgan Alexandra says
If you were to write a story/novel in a different genre what genre do you think it would be?
Wayne Lecoy says
I entered your giveaway.
It would be great to win
a signed copy of Weather Witch
or any of the other prizes.
In response to your requirement to
Ask Shannon Delaney a question.
I would like to know what was her favorite place to travel
and would she go back there again?
Thank you for having this giveaway!!!
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Ariel Smith says
Why did you decide to make Pietr Russian in the 13 to Life series? I loved it when he spoke Russian though. Totally swoon worthy.